Clemson Collaborates with Prestigious French School for New Dual Graduate Degree

November 12, 2009

CLEMSON, SC – November 12, 2009 – Students who desire a dynamic graduate education in business now have a new option to study abroad and earn two unique degrees.

Clemson University and the IESEG School of Management in France have collaborated to offer a dual-degree in business administration and international business. Applications are being accepted for the 2010 fall semester.

“This opportunity gives graduate students the chance to earn complementary business degrees from two distinct and highly regarded institutions located in two of the most vibrant international business destinations in the world,” said Caron St. John, associate dean for research and graduate education in the College of Business and Behavioral Science.

Students will spend one year studying in Greenville and one year in Paris to earn two advanced degrees: a Master’s in Business Administration from Clemson and a Master’s of International Business from IESEG.

“Throughout their study, students are immersed in exciting learning and business cultures, which prepares them for global careers upon graduation. Further, students are provided the opportunity to build social and business networks in both locations, enhancing their business reach and leadership potential,” said Clemens Schmitz-Justen, director of international programs in the College of Business and Behavioral Science.

All instruction is in English, although students will be encouraged to study French. Instructional opportunities will be provided while in the United States and France. During the summer months, dual-degree students may choose to study in China or India through established Clemson and IESEG programs and/or complete an internship.

St. John said students finish the program with a unique perspective and understanding of international finance, marketing, economics and management — from both a European and American perspective — giving them the competitive edge in the global marketplace.

“We are proud to collaborate with a highly respected business institution, such as the IESEG School of Management,” said college dean Claude C. Lilly. “Because of this partnership, students will be able to obtain a better understanding of international business and to develop a profound grasp of world cultures and perspectives.”

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